Blog Posts - Women Of Marvel



Is a 2nd Spidey book titled Renew Your Vows Marvel's attempt to apologize?

There's a new Spider-Man miniseries bearing the same name as the atrocity written by Dan Slott coming out, but this book is written by veteran Gerry Conway. This is something I didn't know clearly about a few months ago, but apparently, this was what...
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Dec 9, 2016

Why independent creations are finding more audience than mainstream today

Publisher's Weekly wrote about companies for printing creator-owned products, which are surely a better source of escapism at this moment than mainstream. But they won't stress the most challenging reasons why: “Self-published comics are as popula...
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Aug 24, 2016

How can some of Carol Danvers' past stories allegedly be bad, but not today's?

A writer on Vox wrote about the history of the true Ms. Marvel, but for somebody who's arguing that some of the past stories were allegedly sexist, he sure doesn't seem interested in asking whether today's stories suffer any of the same problems. He...
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Jul 29, 2016

Greg Rucka tries to censor Frank Cho's WW art, so the latter quits DC

Artist Cho's left DC after issues with Greg Rucka, whom Cho feels is sabotaging his art drafts (Hat tip: Breitbart). He told them that: All the problem lies with Greg Rucka. EVERYONE loves my Wonder Woman covers and wants me to stay. Greg Rucka is t...
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Jul 20, 2016

Mark Hughes explains why Dan Slott is wrong about Superman not killing

Forbes film writer Mark Hughes wrote about an experience he had with Dan Slott, who believes, based on his viewing Zach Snyder's Man of Steel movie, that Superman doesn't kill (on a related note, I've already seen how Batman vs. Superman hasn't gotte...
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Mar 24, 2016

What's the point of recapping Spidey's role in Civil War if they can't be objective?

Collider published a recounting of Spider-Man's role in 2006's terrible crossover, Civil War, that not only gushes about a real time-waster, it won't even admit clearly why it was bad for Spidey in long term: For awhile, the Marvel Universe is chang...
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Mar 12, 2016

Artist Paul Ryan passes away at 66

Another sad loss of a better artist: the comics artist Paul Ryan has died at 66 years old. Here's what really drew my attention in his career efforts: The artist's first major work, however, was illustrating the wedding of Peter Parker and Mary Jane...
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Mar 10, 2016

If only Jessica Jones producers knew Bendis' real comics record

This short item tells what the producers of the Jessica Jones series on Netflix were originally thinking of developing it as, and it wasn't a program focusing foremost on sexual assault: "We never walked into the writers' room going, ‘We are...
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Jan 19, 2016

A sugarcoated article about Marvel's reboot runs amok

In this recent puff piece on Arcamax about Marvel's "reboot", the writer allegedly finds a few of the latest books appalling, yet gushes over a few others, and even his supposed disappointment in the one's he was supposedly negative about i...
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Jan 17, 2016

Kotaku's sugarcoat of Marvel reboot has no mention of Sue Storm's fate

Kotaku wrote a gushy take on the ending to the new Secret Wars crossover that seemingly reboots the MCU, and curiously leaves out any mention of what's happened to the Invisible Girl, as they tell what's being done with Mr. Fantastic: The final issu...
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Jan 15, 2016

A Campbell illustration where Mary Jane is beside Spidey

by J Scott Campbell pic.twitter.com/4V6AN6v3fz— 스파이더맨 코믹스 (@spideythelove) January 4, 2016 I found this J. Scott Campbell drawing on Twitter where he draws a portrait that Spider-fans for starters could appreciate: Mary Jane Watson...
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Jan 6, 2016

Slott's still got pretty thin skin

Following the awful news of a gunman in Colorado who barricaded himself in a building where a Planned Parenthood facility was located, Dan Slott's let know that he simply can't get over my ridicule of him for writing Silver Surfer, despite how Norrin...
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Nov 28, 2015

Mary Jane Watson among ComicBook's top 5 redheads

ComicBook posted a slideshow of 5 redheads in comics, and they even thought to add Mary Jane Watson to the mix. Unfortunately, they have nothing critical to say about Marvel's heavy handed editorial mandate that marginalized her status. All they real...
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Nov 13, 2015

That was the thinking then, but today could be different

If you know where to look, you can find interesting clues to how combined mediums were handled in the past. Some time ago, I read this CSBG entry about Gwen Stacy, and in the comments, I spotted an interesting note about the Spider-Man girlfriend who...
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Sep 11, 2015

Does Hollywood have a superheroine problem, or is the press putting their complaints in all the wrong places?

The AP Wire's talking about movies with superheroines in the spotlight, and the wishes there be some more produced: Batman. Spider-Man. Iron Man. Ant-Man. The list of male superheroes starring in their own big-screen escapades is bigger than Tony S...
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Aug 3, 2015

2 Grantland columns about 2 X-Men

A writer for Grantland wrote two articles over a year ago about Gambit and Cyclops, one where he may not have laid out his criticism correctly, and the second where he defends the other character. Here's the first one, where he's disappointed with Ch...
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Jul 26, 2015

Two newspaper columns that shrink any chance for redemption

The propagandist Andrew Smith wrote two columns about superheroes who shrink, to coincide with the new Ant-Man movie. And neither is impressive, since they both conveniently leave out important info on some of the topics. Here's the first one, which...
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Jul 19, 2015

Superficial coverage of women in the medium by Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair's the latest mainstream source sugarcoating the ostensible breakthrough of women in the medium, in an article that begins with Kelly Sue DeConnick's supposed success: As one of the comic-book industry’s most successful writers, DeConni...
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Jul 9, 2015

University notions of diversity invade mainstream

Hube wrote a topic on The College Fix about Marvel's huge lurch into PC diversity - and only their idea of what diversity should be - with books like Spider-Man and the Avengers, and points to Brian Bendis' claim that when he grew up, children of dif...
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Jun 27, 2015

A writer who thinks Jubilee's not fit for X-Men movies

A writer for the Cheat Sheet website gives a pretty weak argument why Jubilee, introduced to the X-Men at the end of the 1980s, isn't fit to be added to the X-Men movies: The X-Men universe is one of the most expansive ones Marvel has to offer. It f...
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Jun 3, 2015


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